"Soaring and strong vocals..." Atwood Magazine
His debut album is set for release in October 2019, but in the meantime he's just dropped a teaser with his single "Man on the Run", currently receiving rave reviews, he describes his music as influenced by David Bowie & Peter Gabriel. This is... DREW DAVIES!
Originally hailing as a "born and bred" Yorkshireman, Drew Davies (Now an adopted Londoner) is setting up for a busy and successful year, his single "Man on the Run" has already gained the attention of the likes of BBC Introducing York & North Yorkshire.
But to get this far, he has had to put in the grind, spending the best part of the last decade sharing the stage at venues and festivals across the U.K, working with various bands, collaborations, writing for other artists and singing in session gigs establishing a well earned name for himself.
His older music has seen plays on BBC 6 Music, Radio X & MTV and this has allowed Drew to see both the highs and lows of working within the music industry from cutting his teeth and paying his dues on the so-called toilet touring circuit to recording in some of the top studios on the planet.
Through highs and lows, friendships and loved ones come and gone, successes, setbacks and everything in between, Drew continues to have such a fierce passion for what he does; pouring his heart and soul into his musical labours to produce his most personal work to date. All these experiences have played their part in his arrival at this vantage point - from which he brings forth his debut single ‘Man on the Run’.
‘Man on the Run’ is imbued with a baritone alt rock vibe. With a pulsating beat that builds through its verses into an uplifting chorus, it carries the listener through a lyrical journey much darker in content than the music would have you believe at first.
Musically, the self-titled debut is infused with a vast array of influences that stretch from 50s rock n’ roll to modern electronica. From the hook-filled, to-the-point numbers of Roy Orbison or Tom Petty, to the cinematic synth sounds of John Carpenter, Vangelis and Kavinsky, the music is imbued with a heavy tenderness; wrapped up in the genre-bending timelessness of artists like Bowie, Queen or Eurythmics.
In preparation for the release, Drew has now readied a full backing band complete with guitars, bass, keys, drums and backing singers, bringing the full sound of the song to the stage as it can be heard at London’s The Finsbury on May 24th.
Speaking on ‘Man on the Run’, Drew commented, “The song is an ode to modern dating; it portrays a frustrated character pushed to the edge after a failed relationship with a particularly fickle young woman, whose actions and words rarely matched up.
Lyrically I wanted to play with the protagonists desire to write a straightforward love song but how his feelings towards the situation prevented him. The chorus refers to being 'inside' in both a figurative and literal sense, as a reference to both the emotional prison some relationships can leave you in and also how these feelings can boil over and cause us to act irrationally.”
Self-produced by Drew, the album was recorded at Tileyard Studios in London, before arriving at the hands of mixing engineer Steve Honest (Oasis, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac), with mastering by John Webber (George Michael, David Bowie, Super Furry Animals) at the legendary AIR Studios.
Where to catch Drew Davies Live:
MAY 4th Bright Nights • NW6 - Priory Tavern 250 Belsize Road, Kilburn, London,
MAY 24th The Magic Lotus / Junk Drawer / Drew Davies / Ollie Trevers - The Finsbury Pub London,
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